I am a proud wife and Mother! My hubby, Tyler, and I both attended Oklahoma Christian where our love grew! We got married, had two beautiful kiddos, our son Gunner and daughter Brooklyn, and we are living a truly blessed life! I am a Kindergarten teacher in the great state of Texas and most importantly a Christian. I strive daily to keep God #1 because he is the reason I have all the amazing blessings, I give him all the praise!
What do you think when you think of a mom? The first thing that comes to my mind is love, and secondly, sacrifice, a sacrificial love.
Becoming a mother is the most instant kind of love you can have. It’s love at first sight, literally! At times you feel your heart will burst out of your chest because you have so much love. But being a mother is a complicated love. You have to discipline, make decisions that they may be upset by or not understand, save money for various things needed. There are many different levels to a mother’s love, but most importantly it is unconditional and knows NO BOUNDS!
I love this word because my own mother embodies it. She gives of herself, her time, and her finances to all of her children and their families without a moment of thinking of herself. I have been thankful and blessed beyond measure to have a mom who is the best example of this! She has shown and continues to show me not only what a mom should be, but most importantly how to be Christ-like in every way possible. When you are a Christian mother, so much more is expected of you. From the time your children are born, you must take your Christian responsibility much more seriously because you’re commanded to raise your children in the Lord.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22: 6
The Most Sacrificial Love
As Christians, we come face to face with Jesus who lived and died for us, the most sacrificial love. Thank God! He showed us that example so that we can always live for him and to be the best part of ourselves we can. When we live like Jesus, it demonstrates to our children that one day they can go out and continue to spread God’s love and His Word.
On this Mother’s Day, please let the moms in your life know how much you love them. Thank them for all the sacrifices they continue to make on a daily basis. Being a parent or a grandparent can be trying at times, but none of us would change it for the world. Remember to be an encouragement to others. Look to the Bible for numerous examples of Jesus on guidance, sacrifice, and unconditional love.
“The living, the living–they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness.”
Mothers are precious.
They are to be lifted up and daily shown love and encouragement for all they do. Learn from what they have shown you and remember who was the perfect example to embody sacrificial love: Jesus.
Toni was born and raised in a small town in Oklahoma.She graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics.After college, she returned to her hometown to marry her best friend, Charles.Toni is a stay at home mom to their three teens, two boys and a girl, whom God led them to homeschool.Her goal is to raise her children to love and serve the Lord.They live on a farm where they grow produce to sell at several farmers markets.She also plays the piano at church and teaches piano.
Mother’s Day! It’s the day that we show our love for our moms. We make her breakfast in bed; take her to dinner; shower her with flowers and gifts. We put her needs first. We treat her in the selfless manner in which she has treated us.
We treasure mothers because of how they have treasured us! Why are mothers so special?From day one, mothers have a unique bond with their children. They have prayed for us and carried us in their hearts (and most of the time, in their bellies.) Mothers are typically the primary caregivers. Mothers, in general, are just more sympathetic and empathetic.
As mothers, we all have our ideal Mother’s Day in mind from the first moment we find out we are going to be a mother. (Did you know that there are more phone calls made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year–even more than Christmas? Fathers don’t get this kind of attention. See how special mothers are?)
I believe sometimes we carry our ideal day too far. We take on an attitude quite the opposite of what is being celebrated to make sure that we get OUR day! This belief leads to an entitlement mentality, for lack of a better word.
We forget that we would NOT be mothers if it were not for our children. Our children are a gift from God! They are our responsibility! A friend’s favorite scripture is,
“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 NASB.
This is our duty. This is our God-given job! This does not make us special. Are we special at work because weare a (insert title here)? No! It’s how wehandle our position and how wedo our job that CAN make usspecial.
Your child is the one that is special. And I don’t mean that in a spoiled, entitled way. They are special because they are who God gave us. God entrusted us to raise these children for Him, to care for them, and to lead them to life with our words and actions.
So, moms, we can go ahead and enjoy our day. But, let’s remember that it’s not just about us, it’s about them too.
Moms, are you doing your job because it’s your God-given calling?
….or for the accolades?
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